Role of Family and Networks in Emergency Psychotherapy

  • Helene W. Kress
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


In an emergency, clinicians must make important assessment and management decisions, within a restrictive time frame and often on the basis of limited information. Persons close to the patient frequently are an essential resource. Not only can they provide important data about the patient, but they may also play a central role in both the genesis and the resolution of the crisis. This section discusses various levels of involvement significant others may have in emergency evaluation and treatment.


Crisis Intervention Taxi Driver Significant People Professional Health Care Provider Bizarre Delusion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helene W. Kress
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  1. 1.Framingham HospitalFraminghamUSA

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